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From the Good Mountain companion guide cover

From the Good Mountain :: 2012

A Companion Guide for Adults and Children

How Books Were Made in the Fifteenth Century

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THERE IS ALSO AN EDITION IN COLOR PUBLISHED IN 2016.

From the Good Mountain color cover

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In the months prior to the publication of my children’s book From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World, it occurred to me that it would be a nice idea to offer curious readers a more detailed view of Johannes Gutenberg and how books were made in the fifteenth century. Thus this companion guide was born.

What started out as a thirty- or forty-page volume soon grew into a book of twelve chapters with well over a hundred drawings and diagrams to explain the pictures in my children’s book to people who want to know more. Because the companion book is so large, I have added lots of “see page” references within the text as well as a complete index.

Here are the chapter titles: 

1  Introduction

2  Who Was the Man from the Good Mountain?     

3   Paper—From Rags to Riches     

4   Leather—Gift of the Goats      

5   Gold—Wings of a Butterfly    

6   Ink—Black as Night    

7   Types—Shining like Money     

8   The Press—Strong as an Oak      

9   The Printing Process    

10   Illumination   

11  Bookbinding

12  Printers Aren’t People Anymore.

Here are some illustrated pages from the black and white companion guide followed by a few from the colored edition:

papermakingtools

typecasetypecastingGuide printing press

Gutenberg facelessGuide Gold Leaf

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Publisher: Manoa Press

152 pages

Fully illustrated

Fully indexed

Size: 7 x 10 in

Paperback

TWO Editions:

Interior: black & white

or

Interior: color

 

 

 

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